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Whitaker’s unusual path to Justice Department included owning day-care center, trailer maker and concrete supplier (jeu., 15 nov. 2018)
Whitaker stands in vivid contrast to his predecessors, whose résumés typically boast judgeships, partnerships at prestigious firms and senior roles in the Justice Department.
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Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she has the votes to become the next House speaker (Thu, 15 Nov 2018)
The California Democrat played down concerns about the more than dozen members of her party demanding fresh leadership.
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Michael Avenatti arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, calls allegations ‘completely bogus’ (Thu, 15 Nov 2018)
Avenatti is known for his aggressive media presence as he represents Stormy Daniels in two lawsuits against Trump.
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‘Alarming’: Soros calls for investigation of Facebook after report of a smear campaign (Thu, 15 Nov 2018)
Facebook hired a Republican opposition-research firm to discredit activists critical of the social network, linking them to the liberal philanthropist, according to a New York Times report.
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Trickle-down representation: Will the most diverse Congress make Capitol Hill more diverse? (Thu, 15 Nov 2018)
What the focus on the historically disproportionate number of white men in political power misses is the trickle-down effect it has on hiring staff.
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Matthew Whitaker’s denial about his company’s alleged fraud just suffered a major blow (Thu, 15 Nov 2018)
A new Post story suggests Whitaker's denial was misleading, at best.
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Democrats are now going there on ‘stolen’ elections (Thu, 15 Nov 2018)
Three high-profile Democrats in 24 hours alleged that a Stacey Abrams loss could only be because of foul play, echoing GOP allegations in Florida.
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Trump blasts Mueller probe a week after installing new acting attorney general (Thu, 15 Nov 2018)
The president called the team of lawyers working for the special counsel “a disgrace to our Nation.”
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Trump again turns his fire on Robert Mueller. Why now? (Thu, 15 Nov 2018)
Something’s spurring Trump to new levels of frustration about the special counsel.
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Almost all of Sen. Harris’s $2.8 trillion tax plan would help middle and working class, study finds (Thu, 15 Nov 2018)
But the legislation is complicated, its price-tag is high, and the bill does little to help the very poorest Americans.
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Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she has the votes to become the next House speaker (Thu, 15 Nov 2018)
Facing opposition from more than a dozen Democrats, the California lawmaker told reporters on Thursday, “I have overwhelming support in my caucus to be speaker of the House.” A vote within the Democratic caucus is scheduled for Nov. 28. The full House votes Jan. 3 to elect a new speaker. This is a developing story. […]
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Trickle-down representation: Will the most diverse Congress make Capitol Hill more diverse? (Thu, 15 Nov 2018)
What the focus on the historically disproportionate number of white men in political power misses is the trickle-down effect it has on hiring staff.
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Matthew Whitaker’s denial about his company’s alleged fraud just suffered a major blow (Thu, 15 Nov 2018)
A new Post story suggests Whitaker's denial was misleading, at best.
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Florida recount: Palm Beach County says it will probably miss deadline as judge gives voters time to fix ballots with signature issues (Thu, 15 Nov 2018)
Counties face a 3 p.m. deadline for a machine recount, and a manual recount could follow.
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Democratic Rep. Fudge says she’s ‘overwhelmed’ by support as she weighs speaker bid (Thu, 15 Nov 2018)
The Ohio lawmaker and former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus said she is building a diverse coalition, talking with allies and newly elected Democrats.
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Pence: Second U.S.-North Korean summit is deadline for a list of the country’s nuclear sites (Thu, 15 Nov 2018)
The White House has said the accounting is an essential first step toward the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
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How October’s 12-figure federal deficit compares historically (Thu, 15 Nov 2018)
It's another sign of surging annual deficits, something Trump excoriated before his election.
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The Daily 202: Small cracks show in GOP’s judicial juggernaut, but Trump poised to continue remaking courts (Thu, 15 Nov 2018)
As Federalist Society convention begins, Jeff Flake promises to oppose nominees until he gets a vote on his bill to protect Bob Mueller.
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The Energy 202: Top House Democrats don't agree on who should lead on climate change (Thu, 15 Nov 2018)
Let the turf wars begin.
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The Health 202: Lame-duck health initiatives look unlikely in Congress (Thu, 15 Nov 2018)
Nancy Pelosi doesn't have much incentive to compromise with the GOP.
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The Finance 202: Infrastructure may be back on the table with a gas tax to pay for it (Thu, 15 Nov 2018)
But we've heard all this before.
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Trump insists White House is running smoothly, bashes media (Thu, 15 Nov 2018)
The president’s comments follow the dismissal of a national security official who clashed with the first lady.
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The Cybersecurity 202: Amazon's HQ2 pick puts it in the Pentagon's backyard (Thu, 15 Nov 2018)
The move to the heart of the defense industry could boost government contracts
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Democrats are now going there on ‘stolen’ elections (Thu, 15 Nov 2018)
Three high-profile Democrats in 24 hours alleged that a Stacey Abrams loss could only be because of foul play, echoing GOP allegations in Florida.
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